Eugene P. Austin, 83 of Jeromesville passed away Saturday January 8, 2022 at Wooster
Community Hospital. He was born May 16, 1938 in Akron he was son of the late Paul
and Cordelia (Moore) Austin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Dee Austin and
a granddaughter, Lindsay (Austin) Carroll.
He married the love of his life, Hattie (Faught) on April 2, 1960, and together they
had five children, Chris (Steve) Nelson, Kevin (Darla) Austin, Dee Austin (deceased),
Drew Austin and Craig Austin, all of Jeromesville, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren
and a sister, Karen (Bob) Freelon.
He was a proud United States Marine, hardworking, athletic, ornery, good provider, husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. He worked at Pentair Pump in Ashland for 40 years.
He farmed and raised beef cattle, coached ball in the local summer leagues and was a member of the
Ashland County Hall of Fame with the Jeromesville Blue Jays 1955 football team.
Gene enjoyed spending time with family and friends and putting on Camp Eugene for grandchildren.
He supported and enjoyed watching all the local sports teams. He also enjoyed watching cowboy
shows and General Hospital.
Private family services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday January 12, 2022 at Fickes Funeral Home in
Jeromesville with Rev. Sue Chidley officiating. Burial will follow in Jeromesville Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
For those that would like to watch the service online, please go to Fickes Funeral’s Home facebook
Memorial contributions may be made to Jeromesville Fire Department 1 North Street Jeromesville, OH 44840.
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